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Old 05-10-2005, 01:04 PM   #1
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Hi,
How to access Bonneville'* fuel pump area? Remove the carpet of trunk, close to rear seat? Unscrew a small cover over there?
Another question is, when Bonneville started to equipped with 3800 II engine? Is it from 1997?

The story is I have a 97 Grand Prix GTP, my fuel pump connector has some problem now, I would go to auto wreckers to get one from Grand Prix (97 -- 03), Bonneville (? -- ?) and Regal (97 -- 03). I think they share the same thing.

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the series II N/A started in 95, and the Series II */C started in 96
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There is no access cover. You must drop the tank.
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There is no access cover. You must drop the tank.
Ouch! It is tough for me.
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There is no access cover. You must drop the tank.
Ouch! It is tough for me.
It'* tough for all of us!

No easy way to do it....
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I'd like to toss out an obvious suggestion that most people overlook when planning a gas tank drop. DON'T FILL UP Run it as dry as you can w/o dying on the road. Gas is probably about the same 8lbs per gallon as water. Then add the dry tank weight...

So many people keep the tank full and try to do it that way...spend half the day siphoning it out only to have nowhere to put it but in their buddies tank.
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Yup, when I do my Fuel pump... I will run the tank down below 1/4.... It will then be light enough to work with...

I already know my FP is slowly working its way out of this world..

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I'd like to toss out an obvious suggestion that most people overlook when planning a gas tank drop. DON'T FILL UP Run it as dry as you can w/o dying on the road. Gas is probably about the same 8lbs per gallon as water. Then add the dry tank weight...

So many people keep the tank full and try to do it that way...spend half the day siphoning it out only to have nowhere to put it but in their buddies tank.
I agree. However, if the pump dies on you, you have no way to run that gas out. Personally, I don't monkey with the pumps until they're dead. So, I can only hope that the pump dies when I'm low on gas (and in my driveway!!!).
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Yeah...well.. if planned on monkey'n with it...plan a light tank. It'* big and awkward enough w/o being 16 gallons * 8lbs/each gallon = too freakin heavy not to hurt yourself in the process. Usually a band aid won't help after a couple hundred pounds of fuel tank fell on you.
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I'd like to toss out an obvious suggestion that most people overlook when planning a gas tank drop. DON'T FILL UP Run it as dry as you can w/o dying on the road. Gas is probably about the same 8lbs per gallon as water. Then add the dry tank weight...

So many people keep the tank full and try to do it that way...spend half the day siphoning it out only to have nowhere to put it but in their buddies tank.
I agree. However, if the pump dies on you, you have no way to run that gas out. Personally, I don't monkey with the pumps until they're dead. So, I can only hope that the pump dies when I'm low on gas (and in my driveway!!!).
I agree with you both and I have seen cars that have had the Fuel pump fail on a full tank... That does become a PITA.... But we always used a jack in any manner we could to avoid the weight... Sometimes it does become a mess, but we are usually able to hang on to the majority of the fuel...

In the past I have seen a hand pump that you insert into the tank and pump the fuel out... Had a neoghbor once who had one... Man that thing sure could come in handy

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